Get the Credentials You Need to Help Qualified Workers Become Homeowners!

If you are a North Carolina REALTOR® with a passion to help first time homeowners, then you may benefit from the Workforce Housing Specialist certification.  As a REALTOR®, you know that many workers in critical service and healthcare occupations still do not earn enough to afford the median-priced home in the community they serve.  When vital workers can live in the communities they serve, the community benefits from a higher quality of life.

NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation created the North Carolina Workforce Housing Specialist (WHS) certification program to equip REALTORS® with expert knowledge on housing programs and resources available to workforce housing buyers earning less than the area median income.


Benefits of Certification

  • Gain access to downpayment options only open to Workforce Housing Specialists.
  • Become an affordable housing expert in your community.
  • Remain educated on the most recent and pressing issues affecting homeownership affordability.
  • Join other like-minded professionals to advocate for affordable housing at the state level.
  • Gain industry recognition.
  • Receive a certificate and a pin and be listed as a Specialist on this website.
  • Advertise your credentials in your marketing.

Learn how to become certified today!